To kickstart year-end reviews, we’ve got a brand new episode of Marvelous Geeks! On this week’s episode, I cover some Trader Joe’s favorites, Disney, beauty, skin care, and some miscellaneous goodies, too. I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the support towards the podcast this year — it’s been so much fun, and I can’t wait for more next year. As promised, here’s a list of everything I could find online that was mentioned in the podcast. Be sure to come back next week for TV/film Best of the Year reviews.Continue reading
He is Risen!
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.
– 1 Corinthians 15:3-6
He died so we could live. And today, religion has become a word many have feared, shunned, and shied away from. But that’s just it, Jesus didn’t die so we could have a “religion”. He died for us to have a relationship with the kind of Savior who’ll never leave us or forsake us. My testimony is long and winding, but I’ve been a Christian since I could remember because of the family I was born into. And today, I’ve come to finally understand what it means to walk with Christ because that’s ultimately all that matters.
Christ came into this world to love us. He came to protect us. He came to stand with us. He came to save us. And to know that love is to know the greatest gift of all — because truly, while we’re able to love those we care for with infinite adoration, as human beings we can’t even process the magnitude of which God can love us. It’s that very love that allows us to love in return. His love is eternal.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
– Romans 6:8-11
He is in us. We are in Him. And through Him, there’s nothing we can’t do. We can help protect this broken, angry world through love and dedication. We can help fight the good fight with honor and dignity. We can be a symbol of hope and a light in the darkness. And that’s what we’ve always strived to be here at Marvelous Geek Circles — loving.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Six years into this blog and I’ve finally got the time to make this list for all our readers to see. Ridiculous isn’t it that it took so long? But I suppose I also needed the time to gather some films that aren’t the classics we know and love in order to add a bit of variety onto this post. If there’s one thing most of our readers know about me, it’s that I’m generally an emotional wreck while writing about TV shows, but there’s absolutely nothing like Christmas movies and the extent to which my emotions rise. And as someone who makes it her absolute goal to watch as many Christmas movies as possible during the month of December, I can sincerely say that I’ve succeeded in at least reaching 100 (I haven’t actually counted, but I’m almost positive.) From old Hollywood classics to Hallmark originals, here’s some of the ones I can always watch over and over again. And a fair warning, this list was extremely hard to choose, especially because it was so easy for all the classics to instantly fill the 10 to which I had to then choose which to substitute.
No movie in the history of movies could ever compare to the gift of It’s A Wonderful Life. As far as Christmas traditions go, one of the constants in my life has always been ending the night with the Baileys. The idea that a human is able to see the profound impact they’ve made on those around them is otherworldly. It doesn’t matter how many times I watch this movie because I’ll cry my eyes out every single time. “Remember, no man is a failure who has friends.” And in that moment when the camera pans away allowing us to read the note from Clarence, all is right in the world with the potent reminder that failure is nearly impossible in a world where love surrounds a person. There are chances, and there are always more moments that’ll remind us of the fact that it will always get better.